Simple and easy to assemble meals, to make use of any leftover food.
Reheating couldn't be easier.
Roast potatoes and Yorkshire puddings are infinitely better warmed up in a low oven. They only take a few minutes, it may seem like a hassle but they tend to go soggy in the microwave.
To plate up a meal, avoid piling up the food in the centre of the plate, spread to outside. Cover with pierced cling film or a microwavable cover. Microwave for 2-3 minutes. Check it's all piping hot.
Meat and gravy are best heated separately. Meat should take about a minute.
Gravy may need a little boiling water if it's thick. Microwave that covered for about 2 minutes. Stir half way through.
If you're heating up for more than one meal, it's best heating the items separately.
Bubble and Squeak
Mash up leftover veg, you can even chop up the roast potatoes but they reheat really well in the oven for a few minutes so you might not want to.
Add veg to the mashed potato. Season well and add a good pinch of dried English mustard.
Mix well. Make into patties, the size you want to eat. You can either pop in a frying pan with a little vegetable oil on a low/medium heat and fry until golden brown. Or breadcrumb. Panko breadcrumbs are lovely and crispy.
In separate bowls put some seasoned plain flour, a beaten egg and some breadcrumbs. On a production line coat the patties. Fry in oil until golden. If your'e not convinced they're piping in the centre pop them in a low oven.
These are nice served with a fried egg and any leftover meat.
** for picky eaters, blend the vegetables with a hand blender and mix with mash. They don't know they're consuming veg!
Here's a variation of Hotpot, using leftover meat, best for this would be pork, lamb and beef.
So, slice the meat.
Wash and slice some potatoes about half a centimetre thick. As a guide for quantities use one medium spud per person.
Slice a large onion.
Layer up the three ingredients, finishing with the potatoes.
Use the leftover gravy, if it's thick add some water/stock. Taste to see if it needs more seasoning.
Pour over the meat and potatoes. Cover with foil.
Cook at approx 170 for 45 minutes or until the potatoes are soft. Serve with leftover warmed vegetables.